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Online Support for Volunteers

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To ensure you have everything you need to be successful in your role, the following resources are available to our volunteers.
Troop Leadership Resources
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New Leader Guide

Coming soon!

A great new tool to guide new leaders through the ins and outs of their first Girl Scout year!!

 Web Resources

Looking for more info on Badges?
Get all the latest details and shop links for every topic and grade level.

Know a Girl Scout volunteer that has done amazing things this year? 
Girl Scouts formally recognizes those Girl Scout adult members whose accomplishments are significant. Every January, we ask that volunteers complete the recognition form for those that should be awarded.

Having trouble finding what you are looking for?
Check out Girl Scout University, which provides leadership and professional enrichment to empower volunteers and staff in the Girl Scout Movement.

Safety

Nothing is more important than ensuring the health and safety of girls, whether they’re engaged in a real-world activity or exploring online.

At Girl Scouts, we work hard to build safety consciousness in adults, training staff, volunteers, and girls on all safety protocols so that we can ensure proper supervision, prevent accidents and incidents, and maintain program resources.

Instilling in girls an understanding of the best ways to stay safe in today’s complicated world is a top priority for us.

When preparing for any activity with girls, always begin with reviewing Chapter 4 of Volunteer Essentials, "Safety-Wise” and the Safety Activity Checkpoints written for that particular activity. Also, be sure to remember to obtain Additional Activity Insurance when necessary.

For more information on Girl Scout Safety or a video refresher on your safety
know-how, feel free to review Volunteer Basics, Part 3 and contact us with any questions or assistance!

Troop Finances

From funding a once-in-a-lifetime troop trip to demonstrating valuable money-management skills in the Girl Scout Cookie Program – our volunteers are the real-life role models for our girls when it comes to establishing savvy money smarts!

For more information, forms, and resources
please check out our 
Troop Banking page.

Troop Trips & Camping
Take the first steps to  GET GIRLS OUTDOORS this year! 

Plan a Troop Trip
Planning and going on a troop trip is an important part of the Girl Scout travel and troop experiences. Before going on a troop trip, please remember to review the troop trip process and complete the form when necessary.

Find out more information by checking out the Troop Trip Process.

Not quite sure what your girls are capable of? 
Review the Outdoor Progression Chart for more details.

Go on a Troop Camping Adventure
Thinking about planning a camping adventure with your troop? Make sure you are prepared for the great adventures ahead of you by completing Outdoor Training!

Don’t forget that this training is mandatory for any troops who are interested in going on an overnight campout, hosting a cookout, or other great outdoor activities. 

Highest Awards & Leadership Awards

Girls work hard to earn their awards. Awards symbolize girls’ dedication to making the world a better place.

Bronze. Silver. Gold. 
These represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn.

All three awards give you the chance to do big things while working on an issue you care about. 

Junior  Bronze Award Guidelines
Cadette Silver Award Guidelines
Senior, Ambassador  Gold Award Guidelines

Leadership Awards
Girl Scouts are leaders! They can show it by earning Girl Scouting’s Leadership Awards.

Community Service Bar: When girls earn the Community Service bar, they are making a difference in their community - and practicing the values of the Girl Scout Law. It's also a great way to get involved with a particular cause they care about.

Service to Girl Scouting Bar: Are your girls interested in volunteering within the Girl Scouts community? They can earn the Service to Girl Scouting Bar! They could volunteer at a special event for younger girls, be an office assistant at their local Girl Scout office, or help with special projects.

Torch Award: This award recognizes Girl Scouts who act as leaders in their communities.

Program Aide & Teen Leadership
Girl Scouts are mentors! Teens who earn mentoring awards are given a special opportunity to serve as champions for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience – they are also the ultimate G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk taker, Leader)! As they serve in their roles, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can help grow awareness of Girl Scouting’s aim to deliver fun with purpose! For more information take a look at our Mentors page or print out the PDF below.

GSMW Teen Leadership Awards

Service Unit

Service Units play a vital role in our volunteer community by organizing troops, training leaders, connecting girls with troops and orchestrating cookie and fall product programs.  

We're here to support your efforts and provide you with the information you need, when you need it.  This resource library will connect with you a growing body of information critical to the work you do.  

 Service Unit Pre-Meetings
Coming Soon! The Service Unit Pre-Meetings will be made available on our website for your leisure and review. These webinars provide information specific to current Girl Scout events and are a great tool to review before the Service Unit Meetings!
 Short & Snappy Trainings

These quick activities can be done at Service Unit Meetings to help volunteers get additional information on a variety of topics! Anyone who’s interested in the topic can lead one – give it a try in our Service Unit Trainings section!

 Web Resources

Need to request approval for a Service Unit Day Camp or looking to rent a council property for a Service Unit sponsored program? 

Know a Girl Scout volunteer that has done amazing things this year?Girl Scouts formally recognizes those Girl Scout adult members whose accomplishments are significant. Every January, we ask that volunteers complete the recognition form for those that should be awarded.

Girl Scout Traditions

Traditions give Girl Scouts a sense of history—and inspire them to be the best they can be.

Sharing traditions with millions of Girl Scouts—and the huge network of Girl Scout alumnae who came before them—helps remind girls they belong to a big, powerful sisterhood.

Videos
  • Traditions Coming Soon!
  • Songs

 

Need to contact Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming?
Find who you're looking for in our staff directory.